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Bollwage Buddy Behind Bars

ELIZABETH—The owner of a construction business with close ties to Mayor J. Christian Bollwage was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison for paying bribes to a former Linden housing official in return for hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts.

Jail Escapee Pleads Guilty

ELIZABETH – Phillip Ruddy, who fled the Union County Jail earlier this summer, pled guilty in Union County Superior Court this morning to one count of third degree escape, according to Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.